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Revealed: Where Financial Ltd went wrong on adviser recruitment

23 July 2014 3:28 pm | By Tessa Norman

FCA final notice for Financial Ltd reveals catalogue of failings on recruitment and supervision of advisers. 

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Succession acquires LRH Wealth Management for £3m

23 July 2014 4:56 pm | By Steve Tolley

Deal part of ongoing plan for aggressive expansion over the next 12 months.

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UKIP splits economics brief in reshuffle

23 July 2014 4:47 pm | By Steve Tolley

Stephen Woolfe keeps financial services brief while Patrick O’Flynn will lead on economics.

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Mel Kenny

Mel Kenny: Don't give yourself away for free

22 July 2014 9:00 am

Defining whether you want to operate as a specialist or generalist is becoming a core requirement for advisers in establishing their proposition.

Keith Richards

Keith Richards: Govt must focus on addressing the protection gap

21 July 2014 8:00 am

With one of the worst protection gaps in Europe, what will it take to address the issue? 

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Osborne must be bold on pensions guidance

18 July 2014 4:05 pm | By Steve Tolley

If the Chancellor wants the political cover guidance could bring it will have to be as bold as the pension freedom agenda.

Claire Williams

Claire Williams: Why advisers shouldn't put long-stops in contracts

18 July 2014 3:30 pm

With a lack of detail around the complaints long-stop and a potential Cobs breach not yet ascertained, advisers would be wise to act in accordance with there being no shelf life to their liability.

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The Platforum on Zurich: Well-powered model fit for fine-tuning

18 July 2014 3:00 pm

Zurich is the newest of the life insurer-owned platforms to enter the already crowded market. It now faces an opportunity to take advantage of some of its USPs 


Greg Kingston: The risks of holding commercial property in a Sipp

18 July 2014 2:40 pm

It is disheartening that some Sipp providers have lobbied for commercial property to be a non-standard asset under forthcoming capital adequacy rules.

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Out of context: I told her I was going down to London to talk about small pots. She said: ‘You don’t know anything about medicine!’

17 July 2014

“I told her I was going down to London to talk about small pots. She said: ‘You don’t know anything about medicine!’”

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MMTV: The ABI's Huw Evans discusses the role of insurers in delivering pension reforms video

17 July 2014

Association of British Insurers deputy director general Huw Evans tells Tom Selby how insurers are coping with the barrage of pension reforms emanating from Whitehall.

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Profile: Tony Boorman on judging complaints and the human side of the FOS

17 July 2014 | By Tessa Norman

FOS interim chief executive Tony Boorman on getting to the heart of complaints and modernising the ombusman

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